Woodgrain Shibori Pattern - botanical silk scarf
This gorgeous patterned scarf has been dyed with two botanical dyes, madder and logwood. The beautiful soft peachy orange and purple patterning have been created using a hand stitched shibori technique.
Madder - rubia tinctorum - one of the oldest and most beautiful of natural dyes, is a dye plant I have been able to grow in my garden here in the Kootenays. It takes 3 to 5 years to yield a gorgeous red, and is one of the world's oldest, most sustainable and beautiful of natural dyes. Logwood - Haematoxylum campechianum - is extracted from the heartwood of the logwood tree and yields a strong purple dye.
The lovely woodgrain patterns on each end have been created using rows of stitching which were each pulled up tight before dyeing. When the stitching is released after dyeing, a beautiful pattern remains. You can tell when a shibori pattern has been created by hand (instead of printing) by the tiny pinpricks left by the needle when you hold it up to the light, and this is what adds to the beauty of this silk scarf.
This is a large but very lightweight silk scarf with a medium but soft drape. It can be worn looped, knotted, draped, hooded or as a light shawl. This particular scarf is beautiful worn wide around the waist with a skirt or pants and will transform the simplest of outfits into something stunningly unique.
Measurements: 82 inches long by 22 inches wide
Shibori pattern covers 18 inches on each end of the scarf.
Fibre content: 100% light to medium weight silk habotai.
Stitching: Hand hemmed by the artist using 100% silk thread
Care instructions: Wash by hand in cool or warm water using a mild soap or a small bit of mild shampoo. Hang to dry, and iron if you